Product Review: DishHome

DishHome is among few cable operators in Nepal which offers HD channels. The number of HD channels offered are limited to 15 along with 85 analogue channels with 4:3 aspect ratio. The channels offered in HD are Sony Six HD, Ten HD, HBO HD, Colors HD, Discovery World HD, MTunes HD, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, HBO HD, Star Movies HD, Star World HD, Star Plus HD, Life OK HD, Star Gold HD, Colors HD, Zee Cinema HD, Zee TV HD.

Installation
HD Set Top Box costs Rs 6000. Total expense depends on requirements of additional wire and fittings. HDMI cable is not included with the Set Top Box.

Packages
All HD packages offer same 15 HD Channels and the only difference between the HD packages are the number of extra analogue channels. Basic HD offers 65 Channels, Medium HD package offers 75 channels and Deluxe HD offers 85 Channels.

The difference between channel packages are as follows:

Medium HD vs Basic HD

Additional channels offered on Medium HD on top of Basic HD are:

& Pictures
B4U Movies
MGM
Neo Prime
Neo Sports
Ten Action
Ten Cricket
Star Sports 1
Star Sports 3
Star Sports 4
Zee Action
Zee Cafe
Investigation Discovery

Deluxe HD Vs Medium HD

Additional channels offered on Deluxe HD on top of Medium HD are:

Comedy Central
AXN
Cinemax
Star Movies Action
NAT Geo Wild
NAT Geo People
History TV 18
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo
Fox Crime
Fox Life
Warner Bros

Pricing
Basic HD: Rs 500 per month
Medium HD: Rs 600 per month
Deluxe HD: Rs 700 per month

Payment Options
DishHome offers recharge vouchers to top up credit. The company has limited number of dealers in and around Kathmandu valley which makes it difficult to quickly get hold of the recharge cards when needed. Currently the company is offering bonus balances with different recharge vouchers.
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There are mobile payment options to purchase DishHome Vouchers. Mobile apps which offer vouchers are SCT Moco (for SCT card holders) and other many apps offered by F1SOFT of different banks. However, success for getting transactions through with mobile apps were hit and miss when tried for this review.

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Verdict:

Positives:

1. 15 HD channels
2. Set Top Box offers recording function.
3. Up to 85 Channels offered.

Negatives:

1. Almost 85 analogue channels in 4:3 aspect ratio.
2. Set Top Box takes ages to start or boot up. Takes at least 3-4 seconds to switch between channels.
3. No transmission during heavy rain and cloudy conditions.
4. Hard to get hold of recharge cards when needed.
5. Not exactly cheap.
6. No option to choose channels according to user’s choice.
7. Locked to a package for 3 months after a change.

Website: http://dishhome.com.np
Toll Free Number: 1600-01-22000 & 1660-01-10101

Some Helpful Info:
Availability of 3 day credit.
Send Text to ‘2500’ with message ‘CREDIT<Space>CAS-ID’

CAS ID is the 11 digit number of the individual set top box with the number printed under it. eg:
‘CREDIT ***********’

For Balance Enquiry: Send Text to ‘2500’ with message:
BAL<Space>CAS-ID

To Move from a Package to another: Send Text to ‘2500’ with message:
MOVE<Space>CAS-ID<Space>PackageName

The Package name could be “MediumHD”, “BasicHD” or “DeluxeHD”.

[Update 18th December 2014: For some unknown reason/disagreement with Star TV India, No Star TV India owned/operated TV channels are being transmitted by Dish Home. In other development, Dish Home has unlocked all premium channels (except Star TV channels) for basic package holders. To be confirmed whether Deluxe HD owners are getting discounts or in store credits.

Affected channels are: Star Sports 1, 2, 4, Star World, National Geographic, Star Movies, Star Gold, Star TV, Fox Crime, Fox Traveller, Star Utsav and Channel V.]

[Update 12 January 2015: Broadcasts of Star TV owned/operated TV channels has resumed on Dish Home].

[Update 13 February 2015: Dish Home has notified that 2 HD channels, Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 2 HD will be added to the HD packages for ICC World Cup 2015.]

[Update 14 February 2015: Apparently, Star Sports 1 HD is being aired replacing MTunes HD. To be confirmed whether MTunes HD will be back to its original slot after ICC world cup 2015]

[Update 30 March 2015: Dish Home has added more HD channels. HD channels were limited to 6 but now total number of HD channels have been bumped to 15]

Dish Home Nepal Channel List (as of 14 April, 2015):

101 Kantipur TV
102 Kantipur Gold
103 Image Channel
104 Nepal TV
105 NTV Plus
106 Sagarmatha TV
107 Avenues TV
108 News 24
109 ABC TV
110 Mountain TV
111 Himalayan TV
112 DMN Movie on Demand
113 TV Filmy

201 Colors
202 Zee TV
203 Sony TV
204 SAB TV
205 Star Plus
206 Life OK
207 Bindass
209 Star Utsav
210 Mahuaa TV
211 Star World
212 Zee Cafe
213 Fox Crime
214 Comedy Central
215 AXN
216 Investigation Discovery
217 Zee Zindagi
218 Zee Anmol
219 Zee Smile
222 Happy Code

301 National Geographic Channel
302 Animal Planet
303 Discovery Channel
304 TLC
305 Discovery Science
306 Discovery Turbo
307 Fox Life
308 History Channel
309 Care World
310 NatGeo Wild
311 NatGeo People

401 MTV India
402 Zoom
403 Zing
404 Channel [V]
405 VH1
406 etc
407 Music Express
408 Sangeet Bhojpuri
409 M Tunes

501 Star Sports 1
503 Star Sports 3
504 Star Sports 4
505 Sony Six
506 Ten Sports
507 Ten Action
508 Ten Cricket
509 Neo Prime
510 Neo Sports
511 DD Sports

601 HBO
602 Cinemax
603 Star Movies
604 MGM
605 Star Movies Action
606 Max
607 Zee Cinema
608 Star Gold
609 UTV Movies
610 Movies OK
611 B4U Movies
612 Zee Premier
613 Zee Action
614 &Picture
615 WB
616 Lotus Macau

701 CNN
702 BBC World
703 Aljajeera
704 Aaj Tak
705 ABP News
706 Headlines Today
707 Times Now
708 News 18
709 Zee Newd
710 Zee Business

801 Baby First TV
802 Discovery Kids
803 Cartoon Network
804 Nick
805 Baby TV
811 Aastha Channel
812 Sanskar TV
813 Madani Channel

901 Sony Six HD
902 Ten HD
903 HBO HD
904 Colors HD
905 Discovery HD World
906 Star Sports HD 1
907 Star Sports HD 2
908 Star Movies HD
909 Star World HD
910 Zee TV HD
911 Zee Cinema HD
912 Star Plus HD
913 Life OK HD
914 Star Gold HD
915 MTunes HD

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